Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sue’s Theory Of Evolution

First of all, I need to apologize for having been so absent…  There’s really no excuse; once again, I’ve been putting myself last.  I know I need to try to be here, as my sense of well-being takes a serious hit when I don’t write…

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s very important for goals to evolve as we learn what we need to do in order to succeed in weight loss, health, or any other task we set for ourselves.

To that end, I am setting myself some new goals.  The first one is to always feel as good as I do right now.  I came home from my weekly Intro to Yoga class feeling energized, positive, and relaxed, more so than I’ve felt in a very long time…  AND THIS IS THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW!!!

Last week, this feeling lasted about 24 hours (one too many idiot drivers harshed my buzz bigtime) – I want to see how long I can carry it this week.  I also want to start practicing more frequently – going to shoot for at least one extra session this week, either at home or while I’m away this weekend (going offroading!)…  This could be very good for me.

My second goal is to write more often – I’m going to try to write here at least three times a week.  I’m putting it on my calendar, as an appointment with myself.  Maybe the days I don’t get up early for a run, I can get up a LITTLE early to write.  OK, let’s say every other day.

Anyway, we’ll see what happens after I get these changes going…

Monday, September 12, 2011

In The Pink

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be a part of one of the most powerful events in the fight against breast cancer – the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure in San Francisco, California.

I did not walk 60 miles.

I participated as part of the crew that provides support for those who walk.  Together with seven others, I provided snacks, hydration, and an opportunity for a brief rest for over 1500 walkers as part of the Pit Stop 2 crew, aka “The Double Dee Diner”.

Sure, I may not have walked, but, over the four days of participation (crew work starts a day in advance of the event), I took over 50,000 steps, I hauled 40-pound bags of ice, cases of water, bananas, oranges, and other healthy snacks.  I helped erect and tear down a Western Shelter (eight-sided canopy with a cover that weighs about 50 pounds and a frame that requires four people to carry) nine times, and helped load and unload them and other equipment including signs and beverage coolers from our truck.  I slept in one of a sea of pink tents on Treasure Island (partway through the span of the Bay Bridge).  I got up at 5 or earlier and was in bed before 10 each night.  I showered in a truck.  I streaked my hair pink.


I wore funny costumes.

Unfortunately, I also ate the same food as the walkers – there are not many options for eating elsewhere on Treasure Island, and the menus were designed to fuel endurance walkers.  Which, of course, means I put back on some of those pounds I’ve been working so hard to get rid of…

Once again, I’ve got my work cut out for me…